Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is going back in time. The King of the South has shared his thoughts about the recent deaths of hip-hop veterans and specifically the legacy of late Digital Underground leader Shock G.
T.I. Shares Deep Thoughts
Tip went to his Instagram page this week to reflect on Shock G. The Georgia native shared a super throwback pic of G alongside his protégé Tupac Shakur.
“Sick of posting RIP pictures for the Legends of my childhood,but this picture makes me feel a lil bit better. I still remember arguing wit my homies in school about whether Humpty was a real person(I was grown by the time I realized it was you🤦🏽♂️)….recording “KissYouBack” on a cassette tape when it came on the radio & seeing Pac for the first time on the “Same Song” video… Thx for all the memories & all your contributions to the culture. Rest Up King. #LongLiveShockG”
A few days ago, rap veteran Fat Joe relied on his Instagram page to remember Shock’s legacy. The Bronx native shared a pic of G donning his signature “Humpty Dance” shades and nose.
“🙏🏽❤️ RIP SHOCK G”
BREAKING: 2Pac Mentor Shock G Dies At 57
According to reports, the 90’s legend known for his “Humpty Dance” classic and helping put on late rap icon Tupac Shakur died in Florida. A family member announced the tragic news.
The rap legend was found dead Thursday in a hotel room in Tampa … according to his father, Edward Racker. We’re told the cause of death is unclear but there were no signs of trauma. Shock’s father says authorities will conduct and autopsy. In fact, Shock G helped introduce 2Pac to the music world … Pac was a member of Digital Underground when he appeared on the group’s 1991 song and music video, “Same Song,” for his first published work. (TMZ)
Along with Digital Underground collaborations, Shock G teamed up with the late Pac on their “I Get Around” anthem.
Digital Underground’s Chopmaster J Remembers
Digital Underground member Chopmaster J went to social media to confirm the huge news. J also dished on just how much of a connection they had.
“34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some. And now he’s awaken from the fame long live shock G Aka Humpty Hump and Rest In Peace my Brotha Greg Jacobs!!! #digitalunderground 😔”
Digital Underground’s Money B Hypes Young Hump
In October 2017, Digital Underground’s Money B chopped it up with SOHH about putting on rap artist Young Hump.
“Just to give everyone a little history, Young Hump is the new member of Digital Underground and the protégé of Shock G. He was chose for the nose. He actually played Humpty Hump in the 2Pac movie All Eyez On Me biopic. A lot of people didn’t know but I played myself in the film. We had already been touring and doing the Digital Underground stuff. We are the current representation of Digital Underground that’s out there right now by design. We did the movie and we said, “Let’s make some records.” (SOHH)